Team Members Archive

Eric Smith

About

Eric Smith is an author, blogger, and literary agent currently based in Richmond, Virginia. He began his publishing career at Quirk Books, working on marketing for bestsellers like Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, William Shakespeare's Star Wars, and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. By day, he can be found working as an associate literary agent with P.S. Literary, mostly focusing on YA with a smattering of genre-fiction and non-fiction in the mix. At night, he works on his own books. His writing includes his debut non-fiction book, The Geek's Guide to Dating, his YA novels, Inked and Branded, out now with Bloomsbury, and his upcoming adoption-themed anthology, Welcome Home, forthcoming with Flux Books. You can find him on the web at ericsmithrocks.com and on Twitter posting pictures of his corgi at @ericsmithrocks.

The Inked Books

Where to Buy

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Julie C. Dao

About

Julie C. Dao is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. She is the author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.

Rise of the Empress

Sona Charaipotra

About

Sona Charaipotra is a journalist and author who’s written for everyone from the New York Times to Teen Vogue. The co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, she spends much of her time poking plot holes in TV shows like Pretty Little Liars—for work of course. She’s the co-author of the dance drama Tiny Pretty Things and its sequel Shiny Broken Pieces. She is proud to serve as VP of content for We Need Diverse Books. Find her on the web at SonaCharaipotra.com, or on Twitter @sona_c.

With Dhonielle Clayton

Kelly Van Sant

About

Kelly Van Sant is a literary agent and publishing contracts expert with nearly a decade of experience in the industry. She loves macarons, key changes, and reading through the night. She blogs about agenting and other things at her website.

Hannah Fergesen

About

Hannah Fergesen is a literary agent, writer, geek, and coffee-binge-drinker. When she's not reading or writing, you might spot her in the wild wearing a Tardis dress or worshipping at the altar of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.